Google is plotting a service that enables people to receive and pay their bills through Gmail, according to an internal document seen by Re/code.
The service, dubbed Pony Express, is slated to launch in the fourth quarter, according to the document. Google is refusing to comment.
To sign up, users would have to hand over their names, addresses and social security numbers to be able to start receiving their bills to Gmail or Google's new Inbox app, and then to pay them with a linked bank account or debit card through the click of a button. Bills can also be automatically forwarded to other Gmail users, such as roommates.
According to Re/code, Google is working with third party vendors that mail out bills for financial services firms, utilities and telcos on the Pony Express venture.